Tuesday, September 25, 2012

South Pacific Holiday

Hell of a way to spend my 55th birthday, but my girl spoils  me !!!
Well after some 10 days away, we are finally, and sadly... home.
We had the pure pleasure of visiting possibly one of the best kept secrets in the South Pacific.
A very small island called Raratonga, it is one of the islands that form the Cook Islands group.
Only natural that we would be attracted to another island !
Where do we start to get across to people how truly stunning this place is, the locals are just so friendly, the whole island takes about 35 minutes to circumnavigate. All the locals ride scooters as the speed limit is 40 or 50 kph.
The beaches are as good as the pics, the colours are exact, blue as blue, just brethtaking. The sunrise and sunset should be experienced by everyone!
If we could (read allowed) we would move there tomorrow.
We were super lucky (after extensive research) to stay at the Crown Beach Resort.
Let me tell you , there is nothing on the island that compares to this resort. And we ran into a couple that have been to the island 15, yes fifteen times. The rooms, the food... oh my, the staff just the tops in all aspects.
Enough of the gobbledy goop here are some pics :)
Rarotonga Airport.
Crown Beach Resort - Our Villa.

Crown Beach Resort - "Oceans " Restaurant.
This was the view for breakfast each morning.
The "foot" of the bed view onto our private courtyard.

The local weather forecaster - see the ROCK.
Taj's Weather Rock.
If rock is dry - Fine.
If rock is wet - raining.
If rock is swinging - Windy.
If rock is white - Snowing.
If Rock is spinning - Tornado.
Cant see rock - Fog.
Rock is gone - Hurricane.
Muri Beach.

The local beach Bums.
(camera sitting on a coconut).
The turquoise colours of the beach

Crown Beach Resort.
Dinner at Oceans restaurant.

Our new Kiwi friends from the resort, Peter & Cathryn.
Those chickens have a good life !